National coach Alyson Annan keeps Frédérique Matla out of the training group of Dutch hockey players for the time being. The Australian is not completely satisfied with the striker.
The 22-year-old attacker from Den Bosch has been a regular at Orange for the past two years, including at the European Championship last month in Belgium. At that tournament, the Netherlands took the title, forcing a ticket for next year's Olympic Games.
"We explained to Frédérique in a personal conversation that we want to give her the space to work on a number of points she has received from us in the coming period," Annan says on the union's website, without going into detail.
According to Annan, the removal from the 25-person training group does not mean that Matla no longer has to count on a spot in the selection of the Orange for the Games in Tokyo.
"She stays in the picture", Annan reports about the 67-time international, who was forty times accurate for the Orange. "The selection remains open, the training group for the Olympic Games will be assembled in mid-December."
Where Matla is missing, the national coach with Ilse Kapelle and Noor de Baat, both players from Amsterdam, has called two newcomers. "The coming period offers us the chance to get a better picture of both players."